Category Archives: Wildlife

Rachel’s Top 10 Winter Wildlife Tips

  How to help your garden birds survive through the winter 1.       Provide plenty of nutritious and fatty foods – In the winter, birds need more high energy foods because they burn more calories to keep themselves warm.  Recommended food … Continue reading

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Where are they now? …

Where are they now? Back in the mid 1980’s … When our service was part of the Leisure Services Department at Wolverhampton City Council – photographs were taken prior to producing a new booklet all about Parks in Wolverhampton.  On the … Continue reading

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Not one to burst your bubble, but …

Balloons often bring a smile … to the face of adults as well as children.  Indeed, family birthday parties often seem to ‘lack something’ if balloons aren’t involved, somewhere pinned up to ceilings and sitting room walls; declaring the age … Continue reading

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‘What’s that Daddy?’

We got a tweet from Neville Radford recently asking us what this was?   Do you know what it is?  No?  OK – we’ll let you in on it. Over the years we have tried to protect the wildlife that … Continue reading

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Killing them softly …

No thanks – we just ate Why we really shouldn’t feed water birds We’re very lucky in Wolverhampton, almost all of our park users understand the reasons why it’s not a good idea to feed the water birds that live … Continue reading

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Why do we love nettles?

Why do we love nettles?   Read on … Gardeners in Wolverhampton can provide an important wildlife resource but their value is often overlooked.  A well-manicured garden isn’t necessarily unfriendly to wildlife; with a few tweaks here and there, it’s possible … Continue reading

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Dawn chorus comes early to Northycote Farm & Country Park

Northycote Farm & Country Park, Bushbury, Wolverhampton In recent weeks, we have been lucky enough to meet more than 60 different types of bird species, down at Northycote Farm.  There have always been bird feeders in the wildlife gardens, shrubs … Continue reading

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